I sit down with two of the key brains behind Rainbow Six Siege and its smart and steady rise toward the top tier of global esports. Esports Director François-Xavier Dénièle and Brand Director Alexandre Remy. We talk about the road so far, the moves to open up their ecosystem to more third-party tournament partners, and their ambitions for the year ahead (and beyond).
It has been a very nervous wait for Hearthstone esports fans, with a slow road to finding out how they were changing things up for the 2019 season and beyond. We finally got the news and it feels like quite the mixed bag.
Between a new price drop and the addition of a simplified set of starting choices for Newcomers, Rainbow Six Siege is making it easy for anyone who’s ever wanted to take it for a test drive.
Welcome to the Outback, ya bloody drongos. Or maybe that should be flamin’ galahs? Thankfully, Siege’s take on bringing Aussie operators and an Australian map to the game aren’t quite that cringeworthy. It rides that line soooo closely, but overall, it’s OTT grouse Aussie Straya yobo stuff – but it works.
The latest Esports Moment is a chat with Order General Manager Jake ‘Spawn’ Tiberi and Order Chairman Adrian Giles. From founding the org to the future of the industry, we cover a lot of ground in this latest episode.
Seamus was in Melbourne for the Fortnite Summer Smash event at the Australian Open and interviewed a host of streamers, competitors and organisers about the show. Featuring Loserfruit, Valkyrae, MrFreshAsian, DrLupo, Vondle, TheSchnake, Altro47, and Mark Reidy from Tennis Australia.
Every week, every month, there’s yet another sign that now is the time when esports levels up and shows the wider world why it’s time to take notice. This new show – The Esports Moment – will talk to people who have had a big hand in the esports journey so far, and those who are shaping its future.
Who’d have guessed twelve months ago that Fortnite would hold a major esports event at the Australian Open with the biggest prize pool in our nation’s history?
Blizzard shocked fans when they announced they were shutting down the Heroes Global Championship at the end of 2018. But now the esports community is stepping up to keep the scene alive. All we now need is the fans to show up and make it a viable long term effort.
We’re back after the summer break (which included a literal break of a bone, so things were slower than we expected…) and this is a short and sweet catch up on what went down and just how important the year ahead seems to be for Blizzard.